Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 22

Russia’s Federal SecurityService is less democratic than the KGB–at least during meal times,Moskovsky komsomolets reported May 17. While the old KGB had only atwo-tier system of dining rooms–one for the very top elite and one foreveryone else–the new Federal Security Service has four differentdining rooms. They include one for low-level operatives, a second fordivision chiefs and their deputies, a third for the deputy chiefs ofadministrations and unattached generals, and a fourth for the director,his deputies, and the chiefs of major administrations. The first threeserve the same food but on progressively better china; the fourthserves better food.Copyright (c) 1995 The Jamestown Foundation

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